Are you ready for Christmas? Don’t worry, it’s 111 days away but 6 days away from the end of 2020 so that can only be a good thing. Unique Gifts & More in Ridgeway is one of the local businesses that is open now – with safeguards – and it will definitely put you in a festive spirit.
It is located at 6585 Greensboro Road in Ridgeway, in the strip mall across the street from Clarence’s Steak & Seafood (which has been open for dine-in since June).
Unique Gifts & More lives up to its name with goods both hand-crafted and commercially made. This is home for many different vendors and the mix available can be a little overwhelming. There is just too much to see in just one stop.
And, of course, it’s not all Christmas. If you are gearing up for Halloween and fall decorating, they’ve got that covered too. As the sign says, “It’s October, Witches”. Well, it’s September now but it will be October soon enough and anything that makes this year go by faster is a good thing.
There are several rooms to explore at Unique Gifts & More so feel free to wander through the hallway by the register. Look at everything. I found this display of the cutest little creatures in the room farthest back.
And the prices are so reasonable. At $4, this cutesy sitting crow wearing glasses is an easy way to cheer up your space at home or the office. Since we’re talking Christmas a bit here, this is a good mental note for Secret Santas out there. You’ll come in well under budget and can you imagine gifting a co-worker with something so cute?
But I really am not exaggerating the Christmas theme. It is everywhere. I love the moose. I love the Christmas tree. I’m a little concerned about what happened to Santa here though. I didn’t notice at first but two Santa legs are sticking up from the left side of the tree, which is topped by snow man’s hat. Is this sinister? Is the tree eating Santa? I’d love to hear your theories in the comments.
Just to emphasize my point, here is a shot that is just too busy and I would normally not post. It does give you a feel though. I also just noticed the Santa’s legs sticking up in the background. Poor Santa. Is this a theme?
Nice sled on the left.
In a normal year where there are festivals going on close by almost every other weekend, Unique Gifts often takes some of their wares out to the festivals. You may have seen some of their traveling wreaths.
One of my favorite finds was this set of decorative saucers with a fox in the snow. It’s the type of thing I’d really like to get but can’t think of an excuse. (Men, that’s a hint. Women like gifts like this. Your wife, for example.)
So now that I’ve got you thinking that Unique Gifts & More is all about holiday decorations, let me walk that back a bit. There’s more. A lot more.
For example, look at the table of hand made wooden gift ideas by Carsen Baker. Very nice quality and very, very reasonably priced.
And then there’s this lavender arrangement for $12 and a wooden “dad pack” 6 -pack container with a bottle opener for $29.50.
And, so, what did I get today? Besides a much-needed trip out of the house, I picked up a set of the scent tarts called “Fall Breeze, Crunchy Leaves” for $3.
I hope you find my “finds” interesting and pay Unique Gifts a visit. I posted pictures of my favorite things and now I’m kind of wishing that I’d bought some of them so you may need to beat me there to get them first.
If you are interested in contacting Unique Gifts & More to make purchases or possibly join them as a vendor, check out their Facebook page here: